Performing Arts Presents “Brunch: The Musical” Staged Reading

April 06, 2015

By Hayden Moses ’16

Lees-McRae performing arts students will present Brunch: The Musical, an original rock musical by New York City-based actor and playwright Rick Kunzi, in a never before seen version of the show. Director and designer Ethan Henry ’15, in conjunction with Lees-McRae students, will perform the show on April 10 – 11 at 7 p.m. in the Broyhill Theatre of Hayes Auditorium on the campus of Lees-McRae College. Seating is general admission and entry is free.

Rick Kunzi will act as an artist-in-residence on campus during the week of the production. He will conduct workshops, speak for classes and advise Mr. Henry during the show’s pre-production week.

“Rick is an up and coming theatre artist, making strides for himself in New York City,” says Erin Wallace, performing arts adjunct instructor and managing director of Lees-McRae Summer Theatre. “He will be able to provide our students with details on his experiences producing two off-Broadway musicals, how to start writing their own works, and will give advice and perspective on living and making it in New York City.”  

Brunch: The Musical was last produced off-Broadway in 2009. The chance to premiere the reworked version of the show is one that students are not taking lightly. The premiere will function as a staged reading.

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